Blackburn have complete an undisclosed deal for Newell's Old Boys' Mauro Formica, who coach Steve Kean dubbed the New Batistuta...After a month of uncertainty Newell's Old Boys star Mauro Formica has completed his signing to English Premier Division outfit Blackburn Rovers, moving for an undisclosed fee.
Blackburn's official website announced the transfer this Monday, announcing that the 22 year old has signed a three year deal to move across the Atlantic. The promising number 10, who at the age of 22 has been an automatic choice for the past three years, previously saw deals with French outfit Monaco and Galatasaray fall apart at the last minute, but with hours remaining of the transfer window 'El Gato' has finally completed a desired switch to Europe.
Blackburn interim coach Steve Kean had targeted the new arrival the new arrival as a key acquisition for the club; and somewhat mistakenly compared him to another famous son of Argentina's second city Rosario, Gabriel Batistuta.
"Formica is someone we would love to bring in during this window. He is a striker or attacking midfielder who is a bit like a young Batistuta," Kean was reported as saying earlier in the month.
"He can make goals for himself, he can finish, he can play a last pass and can certainly give a different dimension in the final third."
While no Batistuta, Formica is an accomplished central midfielder with a respectable goalscoring return of a goal every five games in his native country, and a reputation for being an excellent passer and provider for others.
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